Description: The word raspberry may have been derived from the old English ‘’rasp’’ due to its rough surface. Raspberries are cultivated in temperate regions, thriving in non-tropical, cool climates. Their flavour can range from sweet-tart to low acid and jam-like depending on growing region and variety.
Nutrition: Raspberries are a good source of vitamins B and C, folic acid, copper, iron, antioxidants, and ellagic acid - a phenolic compound known to prevent cancer. They also have a high proportion of dietary fibres, comprising of around 20% of the berry’s total weight. Raspberries are an important part of women’s health. For pregnant women, Raspberry tea is used to treat nausea, haemorrhage, and pain in childbirth.
How to use: Raspberries can be eaten fresh and very often used sweet preparations such as jams, jellies, desserts and other baked goods.
How to store: To stay fresh, berries need some air circulation. Use the original container they came in, which usually has slots and holes.It's better to keep the raspberries outside the crisper compartment when storing them in the fridge.